Risk factor associated with heart disease

Danish scientists found interdependence between thighs size and body’s resistibility to heart diseases.

The last researches of Danish scientists prove that men and women with thigh size over 60 cm are less probable to get a heart disease or prematurely die. This correlation maintains even if taking into the account the depot fat, cholesterol levels in blood and bad habits like smoking or alcohol consumption.

People with thin thighs may not have the necessary muscle bulk to convert the insulin. This fact raises the risks of getting diabetes or heart diseases.
British Medical Journal published the results of the researches on 3 thousand people. It was taken into account their height, weight, thighs circumference, hips and waist size and the percentage of body depot fat. Scientist also took into consideration physical activity of the people tested, their blood pressure, cholesterol levels (Lowering Cholesterol Levels Naturally http://usehealthguide.com/lowering-cholesterol-levels) and bad habits (more about).

The research lasted over 12 years, the results proved that people with thighs circumference less than 55 cm have double chances to die prematurely or get serious health problems. It was also proved that the high risks for people with thin thighs do not depend on their abdomen depot fat nor on their general body depot fat; don’t depend on their lifestyle or blood pressure.

Risks of developing hearth diseases depend on the thighs circumference more than on waist size. Other studies linked hearth diseases with waist size; women ‘dangerous’ sizes are 89 cm and men 102 cm.
It’s very important though to understand the difference between big thighs and fat thighs. It’s essential to gain muscle not fat because the lack of muscle bulk is the cause of the improperly insulin conversion, raising the risks of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Some skeptic scientist contests the results saying that the researches need a more serious ground; other scientists assert that the study results aren’t enough to change the existing recommendations on healthy eating and physical exercises for heart protection. However the study researchers insist that hips size should be taken into consideration at least for the reason to include a person in a group risk.

Another study proves that abdominal fat is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Abdominal fat is also a risk factor for diabetes because it leads to a reduction in the body’s response to insulin which results in larger amounts of insulin needing to be secreted by the pancreas to control blood sugar levels. This eventually leads to insulin resistance and the onset of type-2 diabetes. Most physicians consider that the optimal waist size is 81 cm for women and 82 for men.
Another important study show that a 14 cm increase in waist size is correlated to about 30% increase in heart disease risk. The data was collected from over 160,000 individuals in 63 countries.

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found the waist to hip ratio to be a far better predictor of heart disease than BMI (body mass index). The waist to hip ratio is calculated by dividing the circumference of the waist at its smallest point by the circumference of the hips at their widest point. An optimal waist to hip ratio is less than 0.8 in women and 0.9 in men.

How to increase thighs and hips size?

–    Make physical exercises at least 3 times a week.
–    Use weigh that can be lifted up to 10 times in a row

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